One stitch secret face lift and the temporal face lift

Ageing can take a great toll on our faces and it is often one of the first places that you begin to notice changing slightly in appearance. Skin on the face can start to sag causing lines and wrinkles to become more noticeable.

When considering treatments to help restore a more youthful looking face there are a lot of non-surgical options but these will only give you temporary results. A facelift procedure is the surgical alternative but many do not want to undergo a surgical procedure that will leave them with significant downtimes.

Here at The Private Clinic we are excited to launch the ‘One Stitch Secret Facelift’ and ‘Temporal Lift’. These are still surgical procedures but they only use one incision point and the downtime is minimal in relation to a full surgical facelift.

What is a one stitch facelift?

A one stitch facelift procedure is performed under local anaesthetic. The surgeon will make a small incision within the hairline that no one will be able to see. A single stitch will pass through the deep tissue within the cheek before being tightened and secured. You will then have dissolvable stitches and be able to leave shortly after the procedure.

What are the benefits of a one stitch secret facelift?

A one stitch secret facelift is ideal at targeting the mid-face and can also help to improve the jawline. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic so there are no risks associated with general anaesthetic. There is a low risk of swelling and bruising and you will have minimal scarring within the hairline and the external scar is only stitch, all stitching is carried out internally.   You will have minimal downtime and many patients are back to work in a day.

What is a temporal facelift?

The temporal facelift targets the eyebrows to mid-face area and is also performed under local anaesthetic. A short incision is made above the hairline at the temples before the underlying muscle and SMAS membranes in this area are tightened. It is also common for a blepharoplasty to be performed at the same time as this procedure. The incision is then closed with dissolvable stitches and you will be able to go home shortly after the procedure.

What are the benefits of a temporal facelift?

A temporal facelift is ideal for targeting the upper face and is performed under local anaesthetic. There is a low risk of swelling and bruising and the short 5-6cm scar will be hidden within the temporal hairline. The majority of patients are back to work quickly and have very little downtime.

What is the difference between a one stitch facelift and a temporal facelift?

The one stitch facelift and temporal facelift are very similar in that they both are performed under local anaesthetic and involve minimal downtime.

A one stitch facelift however is designed to target the mid-face area and lower face area whereas the temporal facelift is best for the upper face.

Why do our patients choose to have a One Stitch secret facelift or a temporal facelift?

Our patients request this type of facelift because they do not want to take weeks off from a busy lifestyle, with work or family commitments. It is also an ideal choice if you do not want anyone to know about the procedure because of the minimal bruising and downtime. Lastly, the one stitch facelift and temporal facelift are not as dramatic as a facelift can be and are ideal choices for anyone in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.

Why choose The Private Clinic for a one stitch secret facelift or temporal facelift?

  • Highly experienced plastic surgeons with years of experience
  • Plastic surgeons are the , British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • BAPRAS, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons
  • 24 hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
  • Our discreet outstanding hospital facilities in Fitzroy Square, 10 minutes from our Harley Street Flagship clinic at 98 Harley Street, W1.
  • As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon and nursing team as required.
  • Our experience and medical expertise makes your journey a reassuring one click here
  • 5 Star Rating on Trustpilot

To find out more about our one stitch secret facelift or temporal facelift please call 0333 920 2471 or click here to book an appointment.

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Private Bunion Surgery: What can you expect ?

Many people wish for bunion treatment but are often unable to have the traditional surgery due to the long downtime that is involved. Our new minimally invasive bunion treatment available exclusively at The Private Clinic allows patients to have their bunion removed and continue with their day-to-day activities straight after surgery.

Bunion Removal less painful, less invasive procedure

Bunions are the boney lump that is commonly found on the side of the foot or sometimes the base of the big toe and as well as being unsightly they can also make wearing particular types of shoes difficult and be painful for many.

Previously, bunion removal surgery has required patients to allow for approximately 6 weeks downtime where they would not be able to walk, work or play sport for a period of time. This impact on our everyday lives is often not even an option and many choose to reject surgery in favour of non-surgical alternatives such as bunion pads and specialist shoes to help to temporarily alleviate the pain. Although these options are great at providing some relief to patients’ lives, they do not treat the bunion or help in any way to decrease the size.

Our minimally invasive bunion removal procedure has changed the way that bunions are treated. Our treatment allows the patient to walk shortly after surgery without the need for crutches meaning patients can return to their everyday activities a lot quicker compared to the traditional surgery. Our minimally invasive procedure does not use any fixative devices, such as wires, screws and plates and has a 98% success rate achieving outstanding results with minimal scarring.

Performed exclusively in the UK at The Private Clinic, consultant orthopaedic surgeon Dr Andrea Bianchi has been performing bunion operations for 15 years and developed the minimally invasive bunion removal procedure in 1996 undertaking approximately 1,700 treatments a year.

How does Minimally invasive bunion surgery work?

Minimally invasive bunion surgery at The Private Clinic uses keyhole surgery techniques and a specialist radiological device.  Small 2 to 3 mm incisions are made within the skin allowing the surgeon to insert tools to cut the bone (dental burrs) which are able to reshape the foot to correct the deformity. You will have bandages applied to your foot which will need to remain in place until you return in a few weeks’ time for your post-op check.

What is the downtime?

Post-operative pain after minimally invasive bunion surgery is very low and you will be provided with detailed aftercare instructions to help you during your period of recovery.  Shortly after your procedure once your local anaesthetic has worn off you will be encouraged to walk on your foot. Your surgeon will encourage you to do this regularly as it will help your bones to heal correctly. You will not require crutches or physiotherapy but you will be provided with a specialised orthopaedic shoe that you will be recommended to wear up until you visit again for your post-op check-up where in most cases you will be advised to start wearing comfortable shoes.

Why choose The Private Clinic for Bunion Removal Surgery?

  • Exclusive to The Private Clinic in the UK, there is no other operation like this one.
  • Bunion Removal Surgery is performed under local anaesthesia using keyhole techniques.
  • This is the only natural operation with no metal fixtures such as wires or screws being used.
  • There is a 98% success rate following the bunion operation
  • Mr Bianchi, an expert in his field has been carrying out bunion operations for 15 years
  • Dr Bianchi carries out on average 1,200 bunion operations a year
  • You will be able to bear weight on your foot shortly after surgery
  • No need for an overnight stay
  • Minimal post-operative pain and aftercare.
  • Treatment carried out in our state of the art London Fitzroy hospital
  • 24 hour patient helpline direct to your nursing team and surgeon, which means should you have any concern we are here to help.
  • Dedicated post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon and nursing team. We are here to give you the best experience.
  • Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound confidence.

For more information or to book a consultation with our expert orthopaedic surgeon at our bunion clinic in London Harley Street please call us on 0333 920 2471 or click here.

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How to fix a deviated septum – Septoplasty

We give the low down on what exactly a deviated septum is, when it requires surgery, and what the surgery entails…

What is a Deviated Septum?

First things first, a nasal septum is the cartilage and bone in the nose separating your nasal cavity into two nostrils. This septum lies centrally, which allows the nasal passages to be symmetrical and open. However, when there is a deviated septum, the septum is significantly crooked or off-centre and becoming a barrier to the affected nasal passage. This can lead to poor drainage of the sinuses, and in some cases, difficulty with breathing. This can contribute to a range of nuisance symptoms, such as repetitive sneezing, bouts of sinus infections, facial pain and snoring.

When does a deviated septum require surgery?

If the deviated septum is blocking both or just one of your nostrils, restricting breathing through the nose, you may want to think about deviated septum surgery, also known as ‘septoplasty’. The stuffy nose can also cause significant bacteria growth, which can lead to infection and inflammation. If this occurs, septoplasty again would be appropriate.

If you have a deviated septum, but it does not impact your breathing, exercise, sleep or quality of life or lead to regular sinus infections (sinusitis), however, surgery is not typically required.

Although, for many patients suffering with severe symptoms from their deviated septum, a septoplasty can greatly improve their quality of life and health.

What happens in the deviated septum surgery?

During a septoplasty procedure, you will first of all be injected using general anaesthetic, so you will not feel any pain. Your surgeon will then make an incision on the septum lining. The septum will be re-aligned and after it has been corrected all of the incisions are stitched up.

The procedure can take up to 2 hours and often requires an overnight stay in hospital.

Septo-rhinoplasty (rhinoplasty and septoplasty combined)

If you have a deviated septum and were also interested in reshaping areas of your nose, you could be eligible for a septo-rhinoplasty procedure. This is a full nose correction procedure which can include natural-looking, subtle reshaping of the bridge, nose tip, and nostrils, in addition to alteration of the deviated nasal septum.

Sometimes, a deviated septum is discovered during an examination in patients’ rhinoplasty consultations, and surgeons may advise septo-rhinoplasty. If patients had not experienced any symptoms, patients may not have been aware that they had this condition.

Deviated Septum Correction at The Private Clinic

At The Private Clinic, we are proud to offer top UK Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons for our septoplasty and septo-rhinoplasty procedures who are extensively qualified and experienced in the procedures, achieving excellent results.

Our surgical teams are dedicated to outstanding care, aftercare and service. We are there for our patients at every step of the way, offering comprehensive care, which includes a 24 hour phone line, unlimited free follow up appointments for one year and a detailed patient guide. We also ensure our patients feel fully informed at every stage, providing honest, clear transparent information and advice.

If you would like to find out more about septoplasty or septo-rhinoplasty procedures, or book a consultation with one of our surgeons, please call us on 0333 920 2471.

Our septoplasty and septo-rhinoplasty procedures are available with the following renowned expert surgeons at the following clinics:

*We also offer consultations with highly knowledgeable patient advisors, of whom you can meet prior to meeting a surgeon for useful information and to help answer some of your initial questions.

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How to Get Rid of Gynecomastia without surgery?

True Gynecomastia is the development of enlarged breast tissue in men usually caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. It can happen to any male at any time in their life and can greatly affect confidence and self-esteem.

At The Private Clinic we have a variety of treatments to get rid of gynecomastia or man boobs as they are more commonly referred to without surgery.

Surgical removal is often the most common way to remove gynecomastia which is performed in a similar method to surgical breast reduction for female patients. Unless you have a severe case of gynecomastia then a more minimally invasive method may be an option for you.

Our team of doctors and surgeons have an extensive experience in treating gynecomastia and are able to offer vaser liposuction to men who have a mild form of gynecomastia and the appearance of soft breast tissue can often be effectively removed by vaser liposuction alone.

Vaser Liposuction is performed under a local anaesthetic with the option of sedation if requested. The fat in the chest area is liquefied before it is then removed from the body through a gentle suction process. The result is an overall reduction in fat with minimal scarring and little downtime.

Our team of expert surgeons for male chest reduction with vaser liposuction include; Mr Roberto Uccellini, Dr Dennis Wolf, Dr Jacobus Adriaan Vlok, Mr Sheikh Ahmad and Mr Maximiliano Marcellino who work out of our UK Gynecomastia clinics in London Harley Street, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham.

While it can be true that losing weight and excess fat from the chest area can help to improve the appearance of the chest, this is only to some extent and diet and exercise often do not have a huge impact on the breast tissue. There are many claims of pills and home remedies to help cure gynecomastia but these often come with no medical proof and can often do more harm than good.

The only way to find out whether gynecomastia surgery or one of the non-surgical options is best for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors or surgeons who will be able to conduct a comprehensive assessment of your condition and tell you what the best treatment is.

Click here to see more before and after photos of male chest reduction

Why You Should Choose The Private Clinic for Non-Surgical Male Chest Reduction?

  • By coming to The Private Clinic for your chest reduction procedure you can rest assured you are in the best possible hands and that you will get the results you were hoping for. We have carried out thousands of procedures.
  • Consultation with expert specialist surgeons who are very experienced in male chest reduction and gynecomastia.
  • 24 hour patient helpline meaning we are only ever a phone call away should you feel the need to contact us.
  • As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon, doctor and nursing team as required.
  • One year cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care, in case of any medical issue giving you peace of mind
  • Outstanding hospital and clinic facilities.
  • Competitively priced for our expertise and experience.
  • Comprehensive patient information, every step of the way.
  • Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound shape.
  • See our gallery of before and after photos here.

If you would like to arrange a consultation with one of our renowned specialists, please call us on 0333 920 2471 or click here.

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Journey of a Breast Augmentation Patient

So what does having a breast augmentation look like exactly? We give you the low down on what you can expect in your journey, going through 10 key stages in your procedure.

  1. Preparation Stage:

Before your breast augmentation consultation you should read up on the procedure itself, while keeping notes of questions to ask in your consultation. Look at before and after photos and gather photos of breasts you like and do not like to show your surgeon. We also recommend finding a trusted confidant (family member or friend) to bring along to your consultation, for support.

  1. Patient Advisor Consultation:

Some clinics provide the opportunity to meet a patient advisor prior to a consultation with a surgeon, who can inform you about the procedure and answer questions. At The Private Clinic, our patient advisors are highly knowledgeable on breast augmentation, working with our breast surgeons on a daily basis.

  1. Breast Surgeon Consultation:

At your surgeon consultation, your surgeon will discuss with you the reasons for breast implant surgery, what you are looking for from breast surgery, discuss any concerns you may have and go through your medical history. As we mentioned, it is helpful to show the surgeon photos of breasts you do and don’t like to indicate your desired appearance.

  1. Sizing Appointment

During or following your consultation, you should have a sizing appointment, where your surgeon will take measurements to recommend the best possible sizes and options for you. Using a sizer bra, you will be able to try a variety of sizes. Your surgeon should discuss the choice of shaped tear drop or round implants, and recommend what will suit you. Your surgeon will discuss techniques, including breast enlargement scar placement options and the choice of having the implant behind or in front of the muscle, which will depend on your measurements and anatomy.

As everyone is different, it is important the implant and technique used is tailored to you.

  1. Patient Co-Ordinator

Some clinics assign patients a patient co-ordinator who will support you throughout your journey and be your link to the clinic for any information or advice you need. At The Private Clinic, a special co-ordinator is assigned to you following your consultation. They can arrange a second appointment for you, or discuss surgery dates with you, if you would like to.

  1. Preparing for your op

It is important to keep as healthy as possible, for a smoother, quicker recovery, which your clinic should advise on. At The Private Clinic, your patient advisor will be a regular contact before and after surgery, and instruct where to be on the day, what time, how to get there, what to bring and more. Also ensure to organise a friend/family member to be with you on the day and accompany you home, with most breast augmentation procedures now being performed as day cases.

  1. Operation

On the surgery day, medical checks should be performed, such as a blood pressure and pregnancy test. The surgeon should run through the procedure with you, ask you to sign a consent form, and take ‘before’ photos to see the difference post procedure. The surgeon will make surgical marks/drawings on you and soon take you to the operating theatre, and give anaesthesia.

The operation takes approximately one hour. After the op, your bust will have a bra or dressing applied. You may feel some discomfort but overall pain should be minimal. You will be given something to eat and drink and after a few hours post op, when instructed by your surgical team, you can return home.

  1. Aftercare:

You should be given several aftercare instructions by your surgical team, such as avoiding driving for at least one week-post op and lifting anything heavy. It is important to keep moving and mobile, however. After the 1st week, you can resume most activities, but exercise can be resumed after 4-6 weeks.

You may notice some discomfort post-op, but you should be given painkillers for this, and may also notice your breasts are slightly tender and swollen.

At The Private Clinic, we provide you with a contact number so if have any you can get hold of one of our team members immediately.

  1. Post-Op Check Up

All clinics should meet you for at least one appointment post-surgery. At The Private Clinic, you will be given an appointment after the first week, where you will be checked out by a member of the nursing team who will go through various do’s and don’ts. As part of our dedicated aftercare package, you will be provided unlimited appointments for 3 years after your treatment, and your surgeon may advise specific stages post-op that they would like to meet you.

  1. Looking after scars

Most surgeons will cover your incision with tape post-op, and give advice as to when to start showering, bathing and washing the incision. At your one-week post op appointment with The Private Clinic, your nurse will change the tape, inspect the scar, and in most cases, apply another dressing. In most cases, absorbable stitches have been used which do not need to be removed. Also, your nurse and surgical team will provide instructions on looking after your scar.

We usually advise supporting the scar with tape for the first 4-6 weeks. It will eventually fade to being very pale and flat, but this usually takes around a year, and continues to improve with time.

Find out Lucy’s Journey

Our breast augmentation patient, popular fashion influencer, Lucy, shares a bit about her Breast Augmentation story. Click below. And find more breast augmentation patient testimonials online.

Why choose Breast Augmentation with The Private Clinic?

  • Top UK specialised breast surgeons with decades of experience
  • Multi-award winning provider voted Best Cosmetic Surgery Practise 2018 by the MyFaceMyBody Awards
  • State-of-the-art hospital facilities
  • Giving you the best possible results and care is our priority
  • Comprehensive breast care package including a 10 year warranty with £1000 towards any surgical costs and a three-year aftercare breast cover
  • 5 Star Trustpilot Rating

“My journey of having a breast augmentation was fantastic … Mr Olu was very understanding of my needs and the outcome I desired, and I am over the moon with my result…” Breast Augmentation patient

“I cannot thank Adrian and the Private Clinic enough for their support and friendliness throughout my experience with them. This was my first major surgery I have had and I was very nervous but the team made me feel comfortable and at ease from beginning to end. I would recommend them to anyone who is thinking about having any sort of surgery. I am extremely pleased with my results!” Breast Augmentation Patient

To find out more about breast enlargement at The Private Clinic, visit our website offering breast enlargement before and after photos, answers to breast augmentation FAQ’s, and more. If you would like to see us for a patient advisor consultation, or a FREE breast augmentation consultation with one of our top specialised breast surgeons, in one of our nationwide locations, please call us on 0333 920 2471 or book via our website

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Vaser Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery in Manchester

If you are considering cosmetic surgery or vaser liposuction then The Private Clinic in Manchester is a great place to start. Set near the Spinningfields district just off of Deansgate road which runs through the city centre of Manchester it is in an ideal location for surrounding areas such as Deansgate, Nantwich, Prestbury, Leigh, Macclesfield, Alderley Edge, Cheadle, Hale/Hale Barns, Worsley, Tarporley, Wilmslow, Bowdon, Knutsford and Altrincham.

Our state of the art clinic offers a wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast uplift, change of implant or removal/replacement of breast implant, nipple correction, eyelid surgery, ear pinning, nose reshaping, face lifts, earlobe repair, male chest reduction and tummy tuck surgery.

Cosmetic Breast Surgery in Manchester, North West UK

The Manchester clinic has two plastic surgeons that specialise and take a great interest in cosmetic breast surgery. We offer a range of options here at The Private Clinic. Breast Augmentation or Enlargement surgery uses breast implants to increase the size and shape of the chest. A breast uplift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure that reshapes your existing breast tissue and moves your nipple position up to achieve a perter and more lifted appearance. A breast reduction removes breast tissue to reduce the size of breasts and is an effective treatment for large, heavy and sagging breasts.

Breast Surgery in Manchester also covers asymmetric and tuberous breast correction using a variety of the procedures listed above. You will also be able to discuss nipple and areola corrections.

We also offer a range of body contouring procedures at our Manchester clinic with both plastic surgeons and vaser liposuction doctors. The Private Clinic is the UK’s leading provider of vaser lipo for men and women performing 1,300 liposuction and body contouring procedures a year. Vaser liposuction in Manchester is performed in our in-house clinic and is great for those wanting to remove stubborn areas of fat in areas such as the tummy, flanks, hips, arms and thighs. Vaser Lipo is much less invasive than traditional liposuction, has minimal downtime and you will not require an overnight hospital stay.

We also offer a range of surgical procedures at our Manchester clinic ideal for those who have lost weight and looking for a solution for areas of sagging skin. Our tummy tuck procedure removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen area to help tighten the muscles and tissues resulting in a smoother more toned appearance. There are a variety of different variations of the procedure making it suitable for a wide range of patients. We also offer male chest reduction and arm lift procedures.

The Team at The Private Clinic in Manchester

Ms Lyndsey Highton is a consultant plastic surgeon who specialises in breast surgery procedures having previously worked within the NHS treating  patients with breast disease, breast cancer and breast reconstruction. She brings her aesthetic breast expertise to The Private Clinic in Manchester along with her skills in body contouring surgery too.

Mr Adel Fattah is also a Consultant Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon at The Private Clinic in Manchester undertaking all areas of general plastic surgery. He has a special interest in facial surgery, male chest reduction, ear correction/ear pinning and breast surgery. Mr Fattah is known for his personable nature and always aims to attain the best results for all of his patients.

Dr Jacobus Adriaan Vlok is a cosmetic doctor offering Vaser Liposuction at our Manchester clinic. Dr Vlok is also trained in the latest VASER 4D body sculpting techniques and is only one of the few UK clinicians qualified to execute this highly specialised form of liposuction. Vlok’s great attention to detail leads to remarkable results that patients travel for.

Why choose The Private Clinic in Manchester?

Our Manchester Clinic not only offers vaser liposuction and cosmetic surgery it is also a great place to come for varicose vein removal treatment, fue hair transplants and a wide range of skin treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections, dermal filler, acne treatment and general skin rejuvenation.

To find out more about the treatments we offer at The Private Clinic in Manchester or to book a consultation call 0333 920 2471 or click here.

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Best Clinic for Vaser Lipo UK

You have decided to have Vaser Liposuction a specialised procedure for fat removal and the next step is now choosing your clinic which is certainly a significant decision. We have put together some recommendations for how to choose the best clinic for you.

Definitive Guide to Choosing a Best Vaser Lipo Clinic:

Below we have listed what you should look for in your search for your best vaser liposuction clinic:

  • Check Surgeon Credentials: Ensure the surgeon is highly experienced in vaser liposuction, and the particular vaser lipo technique you are seeking. At The Private Clinic, for example, some of our doctors are one of very few in the UK to be qualified and trained in specialised vaser lipo methods. Also check for the surgeons’ relevant training and qualifications.
  • Check the clinic is proficient for men in gynecomastia and other fat areas around their torso, love handles and stomach area while women the stomach, hips, bottom and thighs.
  • Vaser Liposuction Treatment Range: Find out if a broad range of vaser liposuction options are available, including the specialised forms Vaser Hi-Def, Vaser Mid-Def, Vaser 3G Leg Contouring, and Vaser 4D Liposculpt.
  • Attention to Patient Care & Aftercare: Learn about the clinics consideration to patient care, service and aftercare. For example, check if a 24 hour helpline is offered to patients and find out about follow up sessions offered.
  • Clinic Care & Quality Standards: Find out if the clinic is CQC Certified, the CQC being a public body inspecting and regulating social care and health services within England.
  • Before and After Photos: Check the outcome achieved for previous patients of that clinic. Are you satisfied with the kind of results that have been achieved?
  • Ratings and Reviews: Ratings and reviews of previous patients are extremely important to understand the kind of experience you could expecting using that clinic. Reviews may be found on the clinics website, or popular review site Trustpilot, or Google Reviews.
  • Rapport with Surgeon: The only way you can make final decision on your liposuction clinic is coming in for a consultation, and evaluating whether you feel comfortable with the surgeon, are confident in their ability, and if you are happy with their recommendations.

Vaser Liposuction at The Private Clinic

Before and After Vaser Liposuction at The Private Clinic
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

The Private Clinic presents the UK’s leading Vaser Liposuction provider for women and men.

We were the first clinic in the UK to launch the Vaser Lipo procedure, and have undertaken more vaser liposuction treatments than all clinics in the UK. Our Vaser doctors have decades of experience and are pioneers in the advanced technique.

With a vast vaser liposuction portfolio, we provide the standard vaser liposuction technique, in addition to Vaser Mid-Defand Vaser Hi-Def, Vaser 4D Liposculpt and , Vaser 3G Leg Contouring.

At The Private Clinic, our vaser liposuction teams are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care, service and aftercare. We offer patients outstanding state-of-the-art facilities in our in-house vaser theatres. And offer a comprehensive aftercare package to patients, including a 24 hour helpline, and as many post-operative appointments with your vaser doctors, surgeons and nursing team as needed.

Before and After Vaser Hi-Def Liposuction
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

To find out more information about vaser liposuction at The Private Clinic, please see our website offering vaser liposuction before and after photos, some of our vaser liposuction testimonials, detailed information on the procedure, and more.

Next steps

If you would like to see The Private Clinic for a vaser liposuction consultation, we provide FREE vaser liposuction consultations with our specialist vaser surgeons. We also provide consultations with patient advisors of whom you can meet prior to seeing a surgeon, who can offer helpful advice and information.

Please call us on 0333 920 2471 or book via our website to arrange a vaser liposuction consultation.

Please see below our team of vaser lipo experts and the clinics at which they consult:

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What is the best treatment for varicose veins?

There are a number of different treatments available to treat varicose veins but choosing the best one for you can be difficult. From surgery and injections to lasers and glue – there are so many options out there but it is important to know that different types of varicose veins respond better to different treatment and that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, what treatment may be best for one person may not necessarily be the best for another.

To find out what the best treatment for varicose veins is for you, we recommend having a consultation with one of our specialist vascular surgeons who will be able to assess your properly with an ultrasound scan before suggesting  which treatments are going to give you the best results.

Here at The Private Clinic we do not use or recommend surgical vein stripping to treat varicose veins. This is on guidance from The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) who suggested that the technique should not be used unless it was exceptional circumstances. The range of minimally invasive options that we offer here at The Private Clinic far outperform  vein stripping and there are so many better treatments available to treat varicose veins than older methods traditionally used in the NHS.

We offer a range of treatments that we believe are the best for removing varicose veins;

EVLA(Endovenous Laser Ablation)

EVLA (Endovenous Laser Ablation) uses laser heat to collapse the wall of the vein and destroy the cause of the problem. It is minimally invasive, performed in-clinic, has a quick recovery time and is considered the Gold Standard of treatment for varicose veins by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). This is the most popular vein removal treatment here at The Private Clinic and the success rate after five years for EVLA is 95.4%. Our surgeons have performed amongst the highest number of EVLA treatments in the UK, and have helped develop the procedure into the safe and highly recommended method it is today.

“I am really delighted when I look at my leg and no longer see the varicose vein there that made me feel so insecure. I can’t wait until next summer when the small incision marks that remain will hopefully be all healed and I can wear shorts without feeling like an awkward turtle.  I would 100% return to The Private Clinic for the same treatment again and would trust them to take good care of me for that second leg.” –

Jen – EVLA Patient – Click here to read Jen’s patient story

VenaSeal

VenaSeal is a closure system that uses medical adhesive to close the varicose veins. Medical grade Sapheon Glue is used to close the vein which results in the blood being re-routed through other healthy veins located deeper within the leg causing the varicose veins to then be absorbed naturally by the body. This treatment is very minimally invasive and is a great option for patients who have a needle phobia as there is a limited amount of injections required. VenaSeal also boasts a very quick recovery time with many patients not needing to wear compression garments for more than 24 hours post-procedure and most are able to return to work  and exercise within a few days.

“I only had to take two days off work and I was back in the gym just four days after the procedure! I couldn’t be happier with results and I would absolutely recommend the treatment to anyone who is suffering from the condition.  I was so impressed with Dr Rittoo and his team; they made me feel completely at ease at every stage of the procedure”

Martin – VenaSeal Patient, Click here to read his patient story

Foam Sclerotherapy

Foam Sclerotherapy is an injectable treatment where the veins being treated are injected with a foam solution which pushes the blood out of the area and helps to seal the vein in the process too. It is a very quick procedure often taking less than 30 minutes. The treated varicose veins will begin to disappear within a couple of weeks although multiple treatments may be required.

“Six months and three treatments later, my veins of leg are transformed. I am taking my new legs to Ibiza, where they can embrace miniskirts on a daily basis.” *

Jessica Lacey, Beauty Features Editor, Marie Claire -Sclerotherapy with Mr. Constantinous Kyriakides.

Phlebectomy

Phlebectomy is a minor surgical procedure performed under local anaesthetic which requires making small incisions to allow the varicose veins to be removed. A hook is inserted into the tiny incision which then hooks onto a section of the varicose vein which is then removed. This procedure is great for larger bulging varicose veins and provides instant results. The incisions do not require stitches and most patients are able to return to their daily activities excluding strenuous exercise within 24 hours.

(EVLA & Foam Sclerotherapy Treatment)

All of our varicose vein treatments at The Private Clinic are;

  • Minimally invasive, we have carried out over 7,000 treatments
  • Competitively priced
  • Completed in less than 1 hour, which means you can head home shortly after.
  • Performed by some of the Country’s top Consultant Vascular Surgeons.
  • Aimed at tackling the actual cause of the problem, which is why we offer all patients a free ultrasound scan during their initial consultation.
  • Carried out under local anaesthetic in one of our state of the art widely recognised in-house clinical facilities located in Harley street, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Essex (Chelmsford), Bexhill and Bournemouth.

(EVLA Treatment at The Private Clinic)

To find out more about the best varicose vein removal treatments available for you call 0333 920 2471 or click here to make a consultation.

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Breast implant removal or replacement: The answers

Breast implant surgery is one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery and many who are considering the procedure may wonder why anyone would want to remove or replacement their implants that they have so carefully chosen prior to surgery.

There are a lot of reasons why patients may feel unhappy about their implants to choose to remove them. Reasons why you want to have your implants removed or replaced can range to personal feelings about the implants to medical reasons.

Why would you have your Breast implants removed or replaced?

  • Capsular Contraction is a risk of breast implant surgery. In severe cases it can cause the implant to become firm and distorted causing a change in appearance to the breast.
  • Another risk of implants is rupture or deflation. This can also cause a dramatic change in appearance to your breast augmentation results.
  • In rare cases breast implants can sink below the natural breast crease which can result in an unnatural appearance. This is often referred to as ‘double bubble’ or ‘bottoming out’.
  • The PIP Implant health scare in 2012 caused a lot of patients to question the integrity of their implants. The Private Clinic never used PIP implants but we have removed a lot of PIP implants from patients who had their breast augmentation procedures elsewhere. We have also carried out many PIP implant removal and breast implant replacement.
  • As time progresses patients can often change their mind about the size of their implants. Trends are changing all the time and many patients decide that they wish to go bigger, smaller or simply want to remove their implants of their own decision.

At The Private Clinic we are able to offer a range of treatment options for patients who are thinking about removing or replacing their implants. The best place to start is with a consultation with one of our specialist breast surgeons who will be able to listen to your concerns about your implants and go through what treatment options are available for you.

Breast Implant Removal Before & After Pictures UK

Click here to see more before and after photos of implant removal and replacement.

My breast implants are 10 years old; do I have to have them removed?

10 years is the average lifetime for breast implants but if you are not experiencing any issues with them then there is no reason that you should rush to have them removed or replaced.

Should I have a breast implant removal or replacement?

Choosing whether to have your breast implants removed or replaced is a decision that only you will be able to make and it will depend on what your expectations are post-procedure.

If you are happy with the appearance of your breast implants but want to have them removed due to a fault then a replacement would be the recommended options as that way your results will not change significantly after your procedure.

However if you feel your implants are too large, and just want a more natural appearance to your bust then it is best to have the implants removed.

Before making a decision we recommend that you have a consultation with one of our specialist breast surgeons who will not only be able to go through the different treatment options but also be able to give you a realistic expectations of what results you are able to achieve.

What are my options if I want to have my breast implants removed?

A breast removal procedure involves removing the implant but not replacing it with a new one. Generally, patients can expect to return to their original breast size after having implants removed however if you have had large implants removed then your skin may have stretched which can cause the breast to sag. Many patients find that over time their skin retracts back but others may be recommended to consider a breast uplift procedure at the same time as their removal to achieve a more lifted appearance to the bust.

Do I have to see the surgeon who originally did my breast augmentation procedure?

It is not essential that you see your original surgeon however if this is an option then it would definitely be worth a consultation with them. If you are unable to return to the surgeon who originally performed your breast augmentation procedures then many of our specialist breast surgeons would be happy to see you.

If you are choosing to see a different surgeon then you should try and know the size and type of your current implants and any other relevant information that may help your new surgeon create an appropriate treatment plan for you. Your patient notes can be requested from your previous surgeon.

Can my implants be removed and replaced in one procedure?

The removal and replacement of your breast implants will be performed at the same time. The only time where they may not is if there is a complication such as an infection in which case the implants will be removed and then you will be required to wait 3 months for the infection to fully clear before any new implants are inserted.

Will my recovery time be the same as my breast augmentation procedure?

Many patients find that their recovery time for removal or replacement is actually slightly better than their original breast enlargement procedure. This is because your skin and breast tissue has already been stretched. If you are having your implants replaced then we do advise that you follow the same aftercare as your originally breast augmentation surgery such as taking 2 weeks off work and avoiding strenuous activity for 6 weeks.

To read more FAQs on Breast Implant Removal or Replacement click here.

Breast Implant Removal or Replacement at The Private Clinic

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your current breast implants or have experienced a problem with them such as a rupture or capsular contracture then this surgery may be right for you. At The Private Clinic we have a team of expert breast surgeons throughout our clinics in the UK who specialise in breast implant removal and replacement. Call 0333 920 2471 or click here to book a consultation at a clinic local to you with our surgeons or patient advisors who will be able to help you decide on the most appropriate corrective surgery for your individual needs.

Consultations for breast implant and replacement are available at London Harley Street, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Northampton and Essex.

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Best hair transplant UK

When it comes to your hair transplant, achieving the highest quality results and care should be priority. We have some advice for you on selecting the best hair transplant treatment, and best clinic for your treatment.

Which hair transplant treatment is best for me?

The principal two hair transplant types are FUE (follicular unit extraction) and FUT (follicular unit transplantation).

FUE is the modern, advanced hair transplant technique. Minimally invasive, with no-stitches or linear scar, the procedure allows you to have a speedy recovery and is virtually undetectable.  In the procedure, follicular units are extracted one-by-one using a specialised extraction instrument, and grafted onto the recipient area(s).

FUT, otherwise known as the strip method, leaves a linear scar and is a more invasive procedure with longer recovery. In the treatment, a strip of hair is taken from the back of the clients scalp and the follicles are transplanted into the affected areas.

When it comes to choosing your hair transplant it always comes down to your personal preference. However, FUE in particular has been the choice of many clients internationally with many seeing the FUT method as more archaic. As well as the difference in results, the much quicker recovery has also contributed to FUE’s increasing popularity.

*U-FUE, also known as the Unshaved Hair Transplant is another option for clients allowing them not to shave pre-treatment. The Private Clinic are one of very few clinics able to offer the procedure, and you can be advised in your consultation if you are suitable. This type of procedure is really for the CEO types who cannot afford to be noticed. Otherwise we do advise to cut your hair short a few months in advance and then no one need notice when you have the actual procedure.

Best hair transplant clinic in UK

Choosing the best place for hair transplant procedures may seem like an overwhelming task. It will require some research, but we have some tips to help you on what to look for:

Before and After FUE at The Private Clinic, by Dr Raghu Reddy
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

  1. Surgeon Specialism: Look for surgeons specialising in hair transplant procedures, and in particular, the hair transplant type you are seeking (FUE or FUT).
  2. Surgeon Experience & Qualifications: You want to look for a surgeon with years of experience in the hair transplant procedure, who has been able to perfect their techniques. You can also check the surgeons’ relevant qualifications or society memberships.
  3. Approach & Techniques: It can be useful to look at the techniques and equipment used, and see if the clinic is focused on natural-looking results.
  4. Before & After Photos: Look at different surgeons’ hair transplant before and after photos. Are you happy with the results achieved, and are results natural-looking? At The Private Clinic, our surgeons have mastered their technique to offer natural-looking, densely packed hair, implanting grafts in the same direction your hair grows.
  5. Client Reviews: A great indication of what you could expect with that hair transplant surgeon and clinic is reading reviews from previous clients. These may be found on the clinics website or online sources such as Trustpilot and Google Reviews.
  6. Service & Care: Find out the clinics attention to the service, care and aftercare of their clients, through the clinics website and reviews.
  7. CQC Registered: Is the clinic the surgeon practices at CQC (Care Quality Commission) qualified?

The Private Clinic

Before and After FUE at The Private Clinic, above result by Dr Michail Mouzakis, below results by Dr Raghu Reddy
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.

The Private Clinic is immensely proud to offer highly qualified Hair Transplant Specialists with worldwide reputations for hair transplants of the highest quality and membership of ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration). With extensive experience, our surgeons are highly skilled and experienced in offering natural-looking, densely packed results, performing a modified method with very small entry points within the scalp.

Our hair transplant teams are also committed to the highest quality care and aftercare. We offer all of our clients a patient co-ordinator to support them throughout their journey, and answer questions at any time. And we additionally offer unlimited follow up appointments with their surgeon for a year post-procedure.

With outstanding feedback from our clients and patients we are proud to have achieved a 5 Star Rating on Trustpilot. See some of our outstanding hair transplant patient reviews on our website, and watch the hair transplant testimonials of some of our patients.

Our hair transplant clinics:

To find out more about The Private Clinic’s hair transplant procedures see our website offering an extensive selection of hair transplant before and after photos, videos of hair transplant procedures, answers to FAQ’s and more.

If you are interested in booking a consultation with one of our UK top hair transplant surgeons please enquire on 0333 920 2471 or make a request via hair transplant webpage. We also offer consultations with highly knowledgeable patient advisors, who can provide helpful information before booking a surgeon consultation.

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